About Stacey McKee Knight
When sophisticated employers are looking for a creative, business minded approach to a wide-range of workplace issues that minimizes legal exposure and resolves complex litigation, they rely on Stacey McKee Knight to solve their most pressing and important issues. For over two decades, Stacey has been helping employers resolve virtually every possible issue they face in navigating the ever-changing and often counter-intuitive regulations and employment laws that govern their workplace. She uses this experience to work with clients to develop solutions that are tailored to their specific needs and mesh with their business operations.
Wide-ranging litigation experience
Stacey's extensive experience at the state and federal levels includes wage-and-hour class actions and collective actions under California wage and hour laws and the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act, including meal-and-rest-period, donning-and-doffing, vacation and misclassification claims. She has also served as lead counsel for dozens of claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination and reasonable accommodation under state and federal law.
A pragmatic approach to employment issues
Stacey knows that not every solution works for every client and a successful strategy for litigation or restructuring operations to mitigate against risk requires a deep understanding of both the client's objectives and operations. There are many avenues to achieving legal compliance or resolution of litigation and Stacey relies on her knowledge of a client's industry, business and workforce to craft the best result. By listening to what the client wants, providing a realistic risk-assessment and understanding the full-range of options, Stacey is able to advise the client on the most appropriate and cost-effective way to achieve the desired outcome.
Because of the ever-increasing cost and disruption associated with employee claims and administrative audits and investigations, preventive measures and a prompt response to any issues that arise are critical. Stacey routinely counsels executive management teams and boards on risk management and new developments so they are prepared for the next trend in employment issues. She also partners with these same clients to conduct internal investigations into a wide variety of matters ranging from sexual harassment to embezzlement to advise them on the most appropriate remedial measures designed to address matters before they develop into litigation.
- Internal investigations
- Wage and hour class actions
- Single plaintiff employment litigation
- Proactive employment advice and counseling
- Labor relations and collective bargaining
- Evaluation of potential employment claims and audits
- Advice on restrictive covenants
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Presentations and Events
ICSC Annual ConferencePresenter | I Missed What? The Ongoing Saga of ADA Challenges and ClaimsOctober 25, 2018
ICSC Annual ConferencePresenter | Making the ADA Accessible for Landlords and TenantsOctober 2017